Happy New Year 2018

2018, Happy New Year Bloggers and those visiting my blog. It that time to start fresh, set new goals,  re-new old ones and leave the bad times behind and focus on the future ahead. You can say 2017 was a crazy time if you’ve been paying attention to the news.

For me, try to always improve on the goals I set the previous year and add something to  it to make it a little challenging. I do have bigger goals, but with my current situation, I don’t list them. It would be just easier to focus my energy on those that are within reach.

1.Reading, read 12 books last year so I will make it my goal to read 20. Any suggestions on “must” read books?

2. Health is always important to me and should be for everyone. Last year my goal was just not to gain weight. Well I lost some weight,still don’t see it physically, but been told by one lady at the gym that I’ve lost weight. I will try to stay at my new current weight which is 271 lbs.

3. For 2018 one goal I would like to work on is being more social. Not easy when you are jobless and don’t have a car, but I will try to make an effort.

 

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Good-Bye 2017 : Review

Books I read in 2017. If I had to pick one book you should read, it would be Beartown.   Great way to start a conversation about a certain topic we have seen on the news.  Especially if you have kids/teenagers and not sure how to talk to them about this certain topic.  This might be a way to break the ice.

1. The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

2. Devil’s Cold Dish by Eleanor Kuhns

3. What so proudly we hailed by Marc Leepson

4. Death on the Sappire by R.J.Koreto

5. Death among Rubies by R.J. Koreto

6. The German Girl by Lucas Correa

7. Alice & the Assassin by R.J. Koreto

8. Swimming Lesson by Claire Fuller

9. The Stairs are Fire by Anita Shreve

10. Beartown by Fredrik Backman

11.The Dirty Book Club by Lisa Harrison

Health, I started 2017 weighing 281 lbs and now am down to about 270 lbs.  Am always unsure whether to trust the weight scale.  It kind of like the media, should you trust them on what they are reporting.  My digital scales at home says I weight 276 lbs, but then the gym weight scales say some different.  It one of those old school weight scale. For now I go with what the old school weight scale says. My goal for 2017 was just to maintain my weight and not gain weight.  I figure why make it a goal to lose weight and then not lose weight and be disappointment.  It would just be better keep working out and just watch what I eat and hopefully I’ll will loose it.

My finding employment situation, well we can just skip that.  Why focus on the negative side?

Still keeping up my hobbies.  Drawing, watercoloring, journaling, film photography.  Only thing I wish I had a table in my room where I could do all my artistic stuff.  My room is to small so I have on so I have to sit down on the floor and do all my art stuff.

Happy New Year!! Hello 2016

Happy New Year my fellow Bloggers.  Hope everyone is doing great as we begin and welcome 2016. As with every new year it a opportunity to start fresh, set new goals, both personal and professional.  It a time to review the direction your life is going and decide whether you need to change course.  I feel that my life needs a course adjustment.  In the next 5 years,  I don’t want to be in the position that am in now: Living with my parents, not financially stable, still unemployed and don’t have a career set. So my goals for 2016 is to first find a job where I can begin working on a stable career that will lead to something better. From there I hope everything will fall into place, my financial situation and other personal goals. My next goal which is important is staying healthy, eating right, going to the gym and doing my morning walks.  As long as my weight doesn’t go up that a accomplishment.  If it goes down, that just awesome and currently my weight is at about 283lbs.  So will see what happen this year.  My other goals are as follow in no particular order:

  • Read at least 14 books or more. I read 7 in 2015, but I also start late in the year.
  • Continue with both my blogs, this one and my photo blog.  Hope to attract more followers and have better content.
  • Also continue with writing in my journal which I started at the beginning of December 2015.  At the same time practice drawing and maybe add other medium such as watercolor.
  • I would add traveling, but that not going to happen if I am unemployed, so no point on talking about that.  I will only dream and dream about it and hope the time come where I can travel the world.

What are you goals for 2016?

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The last journal entry for 2015

Just reflecting

Here we are, already September 1, 2015.  It wasn’t that long ago that we had just started a New Year with new goals, things that we want to accomplish for the new year.  All of a sudden we are 4 months away to ending 2015 and start a New Year.  For me 2015 hasn’t gone the way I wanted it to go.  I had made it my goal to find a full-time job this year, but with 8 months out of 12 already gone, haven’t had any luck.  I’ve only had 1 phone call and 1 interview this year. Edited my resume and cover-letter, submitted it in for a job opening and repeat the process for the next job posting I find. To sum up what my life been like job hunting this video sum it up pretty good.

Blogging 201: Day1 set three goals

1.  Be able to organize my thoughts where I can write/type them down.  Basically be able to write and communicate effectively.

2. If people find what I write interesting they will follow me, Right? so I would like to increase the amount of “Likes” for the post I publish.

3. Lately I’ve been having trouble on what to blog about.  At the moment my life is somewhat at a stand still and can’t find employment. okay, my life is boring.  So I really don’t know what to blog about.  I will attempt to come up with 1 topic a week to write about.

 

Today’s assignment: consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals.

Goals for 2015

Hi everyone, as we start a New Year we all have goals that we tell our self  of what we want to do and accomplish.  Some might be personal goals such as losing weight, maybe traveling to another country or some of you might have professional goals like moving to a higher position within your company or begin your own business.  Well, my goals for 2015 is finding Full-Time Employment.  Currently, am a substitute teacher for a local school district and I also score assessment test for a company called Pearson. If you are wondering what kind of test, all those test the kids must take in school.

Why is my goal for 2015 to find full-time employment? I graduated from UT-Austin in 2008 and since then haven’t been able to find work.  It been six and a half years.  I filled out applications, submitted my resume, had a couple of interviews, but never got a job offer. Reason why I didn’t a job offer or don’t get called for an interview? In my opinion, I think it because I lack real world experience. How does one get real world experience if no one hires them?  The work I do now, is okay, but it not a stable job.   Substitute teachers are only called up when the school needs them, so you don’t know when you’ll be working and the other job scoring assessment test is about the same thing, it not stable.

If I can accomplish my goal in finding full-time employment, my next goal would be start saving up and do some traveling.  I don’t know how people travel so much without going broke.  Anyone willing to share their secret in traveling so much? How can you afford it?